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Mar 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
. >> newt gingrich had to win georgia and everyone thought romney would be declared the winner out of virginia immediately. it was only him on ron paul on the ballot. this is sort of a nice little momentum shift for gingrich to be able to be declared the winner. we don't have any results in this yet. that basically looks like he's running pretty strong there. >> ifill: newt gingrich said in a refreshing refreshingly obvious comment this week if he couldn't win in his home state he's no longer a credible candidate. is he a credible candidate? >> i don't think we know yet whether he is. it will depend down the line tonight on a number of other contests. at the bare minimum he had to win georgia to be taken seriously to get to the other states whether it's oklahoma, ohio, tennessee and mississippi, and alabama. i would say this would be a huge embarrassment. this was absolutely necessary but it's a sufficient reason that the former speaker is a top tier candidate. >> he actually campaigned in georgia too. it wasn't like romney didn't spend any time in massachusetts but he's likely to win
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Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
the campaign trail today after mitt romney won six contests on super tuesday, but failed to put away his closest rival rick santorum. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess the state of play in the g.o.p. race with pollster andrew kohut, susan page of usa today, and trey grayson of harvard university's institute of politics. >> ifill: then, jeffrey brown looks at the diplomatic options available for dealing with the potential of a nuclear iran. >> woodruff: from the democratic republic of congo, fred de sam lazaro reports on one organization's efforts to help heal communities after two decades of continuous warfare. >> i don't like to fight >> ifill: ray suarez talks to m lahood, back in the u.s. after he and several other americans were detained in egypt. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic
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Mar 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
did mitt romney, pressing for a tougher line on iran. >> a nuclear iran is not only a problem for israel. it's a problem for america and it's a problem for the world. >> woodruff: and rick santorum who addressed the apac gathering in person. >> we have a whole lot of primaries going on all across the nation. ten of them. but i wanted to come off the campaign trail to come here. >> woodruff: but for romney and santorum, ohio was the day's major focus and the closest contest. romney was hoping to overtake santorum there. he was also favored in massachusetts and vermont and in virginia where some polling stations look like ghost towns. the low turnout was mostly because only romney and texas congressman ron paul qualified for the ballot. paul focused his campaign mostly in the west. he was the only candidate to visit alaska. today he stumped in idaho. >> this is a very special day. idaho is a very special state. we're expecting lots of things to happen. >> woodruff: so the republican hopefuls await tonight's results with only one thing seemingly certain: regardless of the outcome the
WETA
Mar 1, 2012 7:00pm EST
events, in the run-up to super tuesday. >> reporter: mitt romney started his campaign day in energy-rich north dakota hammering president obama over the surging price of gasoline. >> he should be hanging his head and taking a little bit of the blame for what's going on today. >> reporter: gas prices have pushed their way onto the campaign agenda, rising 45 cents a gallon since the first of the year. but in a blog post today, the white house again highlighted figures showing u.s. reliance on oil imports falling in each of the three years of the obama presidency. back in fargo, romney argued it would be down even more, if not for the president's policies, including his veto of a plan to speed up the keystone oil pipeline project. >> when someone says do you want to bring in a pipeline that's going to create tens of thousands of jobs to bring oil in from canada how in the world can you say no? but he did. this is a president that does not understand energy. he is the problem not the solution. >> reporter: the president counterpunched in nashua, new hampshire, rejecting republican plans
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Mar 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
. candidates are, and what they're saying. >> reporter: for mitt romney today was about staying focused on one of tomorrow's biggest prizes: ohio. and on president obama and the economy. >> this is a failed presidency. he's a nice guy. but he's over his head. >> reporter: romney did not mention his republican opponents by name but in canton, ohio, he said his backgrou stands out. >> understand why jobs come and why they go. other people in this race have debated about the economy. they've read about the economy. they've talked about it in sub committee meetings, but i've actually been in it. >> reporter: late polling has romney coming back in ohio to take a 34-31% lead over former pennsylvania senator rick santorum. the survey put former house speaker newt gingrich and texas congressman ron paul far behind. but at a town hall near dayton santorum urged ohio voters not to be swayedby those numbs. >> don't listeno the polls. don't listen to all the media hype and all the things about what this race is about. just focus in on whether we want a man who can stand up and paint a very differen
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Mar 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
decidedly southern flavor today with mitt romney, rick santorum annuity gingrich all campaigning in alabama or mississippi. on fox and friends this morning, romney said regardless of what happens there tuesday, he is ultimately going to beat santorum, his nearest rival. >> we're closing the deal state by state delegate by delegate. i guess two, two-and-a-half times as many delegates as he is, about the same number of state advantages that he has, many more republican voters than he has. we're pretty pleased with the progress we're making. >> woodruff: late polling suggested santorum and gingrich might split the more conservative vote tomorrow and create an opening for romney. with that in mind, the former massachusetts governor campaigned in rainy mobile, alabama, today winning the endorsement of comedian jeff foxworthy. meanwhile on nbc's today show, rick santorum was doing his own calculation. and insisting that romney won't win if the contest goes to the republican convention. >> they are not going to nominate a moderate massachusetts governor who has been outspending his opponen
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Feb 29, 2012 5:30pm PST
the candidates turned their attention to next week's big super tuesday contests. mitt romney beat rick santorum by just three points in michigan last night. but that didn't stop him from his victory lap. >> we didn't win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that's all that counts. ( cheers ) >> ifill: even that narrow win over a stiff santorum challenge proved enough to head off what would have been an embarrassing loss for romney in his home state. a clearcut win in arizona awarded romney 29 delegates, and michigan officials said the close finish there would give each candidate 15 delegates each. with ten states voting on super tueay next week, romney moved on to the next big potenal prize today-- ohio. >> the reason i won yesterday in michigan and in arizona was because i'm talking about the issue people care most about-- and i understand that issue personally. and that's the economy and job creation, balancing budgets. the skill of creating more jobs, with less debt and smaller government is something i understand. when the media asked people coming out of polls yesterday why they vo
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Mar 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
states that vote on super tuesday. but mitt romney took time to swing through bellevue, washington, hoping to secure a win in tomorrow's caucuses there. >> there are going to be a bunch of states that are going to make their mind up in the next couple of days, but you guys are first, and your voice is going to be heard. ( applause ) it will just make a big difference, so please make sure and go to the caucus site, and get your friends to do the same thing. >> holman: ron paul also was in washington, speaking in spokane. >> you know, things have been going very well. we keep coming back to washington because we expect to do real well here. ( cheers and applause ) >> holman: from the pacific northwest, romney headed to ohio, a critical super tuesday prize, where rick santorum held a small lead in a new poll. santorum appealed for support today in chillicothe. >> you have a chance to make a statement that we want someone who is a conservative in their heart, in their soul, in their mind; someone who's not afraid to stand up and talk about all of the issues. >> holman: in a press relea
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Mar 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
point. >> the campaign, david, where does it stand mitt romney we thought he had a shot in mississippi and alabama rick san torricksantorum one. newt begi gingrich is still in e race where are are we. from one qa quagmire to another. we are nearly halfway done the campaign. it will go on. i don't think that romney is not going to get the nomination. i think he will get the nomination. if you look at the delegate mass. he is way ahead. and he is likely to stay ahead. will he get enough delegates to clear the nomination. i think he will be close. i say that because what has happened in campaign after campaign or state after state is purely the battle of demographics. up-scale voters and middle scale voters going for romney. and down scale and rural voters go for sanatorium. henry olsen points out every place where there is a major league baseball park romney carries that place. every place ther there is a a mr league team sa santorum carries that place. if you look at the other states california and illinois there are more romney people. you would expect him to get the nomina
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Mar 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
. mitt romney's wife, ann, had this to say on super tuesday night. >> do you know what women care about? women care about jobs. >> woodruff: whatever drives women to the polls in november, democrats hoped the events of recent weeks will ultimately work to their benefit. for a closer look we are joined by "washington post" columnist ruth marcus and republican strategist cheri jacobus, the founder of capitol strategies and columnist for "the hill" newspaper. we thank you both for being here. >> thank you. >> warner:. >> woodruff:, so ruth, how important is the the women's vote in a presidential election? >> the women's vote is very important for the simple fact that women tend to be a majority of the electorate. and so women are stronger voters and they are also stronger democratic voters than men so the president needs to have women by his side, strong women by his side if he's going to be elected. >> cheri, typically what issues are more important to women voters than they are to men or can you say that there's a pattern for women? >> first of all, women are people and they care a lot a
PBS
Mar 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
republican presidential race. but increasingly, the focus was on rick santorum and mitt romney, after santorum bested the frontrunner in alabama and mississippi. rick santorum celebrated his victories last night in lafayette, louisiana and said they make him the one true nsertiveltertive to mitt romney. >> the time is now for conservatives to pull together. the time is now to make sure... to make sure that we have the best chance to win this election, and the best chance to win this election is to nominate a conservative to go up against barack obama, who can take him >> suarez: from there, it was off to puerto rico, ahead of the primary there on sunday, with 23 delegates at stake. in san juan, santorum argued again thatt's now between romney and himself. romney had sounded confident yesterday, on cnn, before learning that he finished third in both alabama and mississippi. >> senator santorum is at the desperate end of his campaign and is trying in some way to boost his prospects. >> some who are conservative may not be this my cam many but they will be when i face the nominee and fac
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Mar 19, 2012 3:00pm PDT
race today was on tomorrow's primary in illinois. in springfield, mitt romney kept his focus on president obama. he conceded the economy is improving, but he argued the president's policies have prevented a much stronger comeback. >> the economy always comes back after recession, of course. there's never been one that we didn't recover from. the problem is this one has been deeper than it needed to be and a slower recovery than it should have been by virtue of the policies of this president. almost everything he's done has made it harder for this economy to recover. >> sreenivasan: the romney campaign also aired a television ad in illinois accusing santorum of being an "economic lightweight." but in rockford, santorum shot back that romney's own economic credentials leave a lot to be desired. heard governor romney here call me an economic lightweight. because i wasn't a wall street financier like he was. do you really believe this country wants to elect a wall street financier as the president of the united states? do you think that's the kind of experience we need? >> sreenivas
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Mar 15, 2012 3:00pm PDT
absolutely love is this anti-romney facebook group. one million irish seters against mitt romney. and here you have the dog on top of the ints dent that happened 30 years ago. >> it's been a great organizing tool. but there's also groups like mitt romney is a big government rhino. >> pelley: republican in name only. not an african large mammal. >> without the "h." >> and here's the negative newt web site on facebook, the page on facebook. no to newt gingrich and if you look at the little girl in the front she has a big yawn on her face they have a thousand followers. >> and there are less polite ones like "newt gingrich will you please shut up." so it's a way for people who are animated enough by politics that they don't like somebody who's running to share that and then when you turn to president obama there's one group that has the title i hate it when i wake up in the morning and barack obama is president but there's a group called nobama countdown. 226,000 people liked it and you can buy t-shirts and caps. >> it's commerce. and if you take this out of the realm of people who don't
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Mar 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
two southern states and emerge as the main rival to mitt romney. by most accounts, newt gingrich needed a strong showing in at least one of the states. and romney was making a late run to try to score an unexpected southern victory. republicans in hawaii and american samoa were also voting today. wall street roared ahead today on improving economic news, and a rally in bank stocks. the dow jones industrial average gained nearly 218 points to close at 13,177. the nasdaq rose 56 points to close near 3040. it was the first time the nasdaq has finished above 3,000 in more than eleven years. the fight over china's curbs on exporting rare earth metals heated up today. the metals are critical to everything from advanced batteries to hybrid cars, and china has been cutting its exports. the u.s., japan, and the european union filed a complaint today with the world trade organization. at the white house, president obama warned against trying to "skirt the rules" of international trade. >> being able to manufacture advanced batteries and hybrid cars in america is too important for us to sta
WETA
Mar 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
race. rick santorum was at the supreme court on monday, arguing his case that mitt romney is ill- suited to challenge the president on the subject. >> there's one candidate who is uniquely disqualified to make the case. it's the reason i'm here and he's not; the reason that i talk about obamacare and its impact on the economy and fundamental freedoms and mitt romney doesn't. it's because he can't, because he supported government run healthcare as governor of massachusetts. >> woodruff: the massachusetts plan that romney signed into law, has long been considered a political liability among many conservatives. but the former governor has forcefully defended the program, including in michigan last may, before he officially announced his candidacy. >> i recognize that a lot pundits around the nation are saying that i should just stand up and say this whole thing was a mistake, that this was a bone-headed idea, and i should just admit it: it was a mistake, and walk away. i presume that a lot of folks think that if i did that it would be good for me politically. there's only one proble
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Mar 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
leads mitt romney by double digits in recent polls. romney attacked president obama's health care overhaul. newt gingrich and ron paul also campaigned, hoping to keep their chances alive. the chief executive of m.f. global, former senator jon corzine, gave the order to transfer $200 million of clients' money just days before the firm collapsed. that's according to a congressional memo released today by investigators trying to track $1.6 billion of missing customer funds. it included an email sent by a firm executive stating the money transfer was "per j.c.'s instructions" to cover an overdraft. last december, corzine testified before lawmakers that he did not know where any of the money went. on wall street, stocks eked out small gains today. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 34 points to close above 13,080 points. the nasdaq rose more than four points to close at 3,068. for the week, the dow lost more than 1%; the nasdaq rose four tenths of a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and to the obama administration's move
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Mar 9, 2012 6:00pm PST
2009, a month after the president's inauguration. republican presidential front- runner mitt romney took note of that fact today, as he had last night in pascagoula, mississippi. >> when he became president, he asked us to let him borrow $787 billion. he said if he got the money, he would keep unemployment below 8%. it has not been below 8% since. this guy had a lot of things to say, but hasn't delivered a lot. >> suarez: former house speaker newt gingrich issued a statement about the job numbers. in it, he said: "any new job is a welcome paycheck for the american worker. but as past recoveries show, the current rate of growth will leave the american economy sputtering for years to come." still, people hunting work have to hope that other recent signs bode well, with consumer confidence at its highest in a year, and new claims for jobless benefits near a four-year low. for more on all this, we turn to lisa lynch, dean of the heller school for social policy and management at brandeis university. she's a former chief economist at the labor department; and diane swonk, senior managing
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Mar 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
prize of the day in the republican presidential race, with 54 delegates at stake. mitt romney poured television ad money into the state looking to add to his delegate lead. he already had more than twice as many delegates as rick santorum, his closest challenger. wall street gave up some ground today, after two reports pointed to a possible slowdown in china. the dow jones industrial average lost nearly 69 points to close at 13,170. the nasdaq fell four points to close at 3074. the hunt for amelia earhart will begin anew this july. american scientists and historians announced today they will explore waters around a remote pacific island. in washington, team leader ric gillespie pointed to recent analysis of a photograph taken shortly after earhart disappeared in 1937. it showed what could be wreckage of her plane's landing gear. >> that was a very important piece of information because it gave us a point last seen. this is where the airplane went into the drink, washed over the edge by rising tides and surf. it gives us a point to start our search. >> sreenivasan: earhart and
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Mar 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
with mitt romney's campaign said today they expect an endorsement from former president george herbert walker bush. the two men will meet in houston tomorrow. rising supplies of crude oil in the u.s. pushed prices down for a change today, and depressed energy stocks. that, in turn, sent wall street into a broader retreat. the dow jones industrial average lost 71 points to close at 13,126. the nasdaq fell 15 points to close below 3,105. a jetblue airways captain has now been charged with interfering with a flight crew. it happened tuesday on a flight from new york to las vegas. court documents say clatyton osbon ran through the plane, yelling about terrorists, before passengers wrestled him down. he was taken away in restraints after the plane made an emergency landing in amarillo, texas. osbon remained in a local hospital today, under medical evaluation. in syria, government forces captured the northern town of saraqeb overnight, after four days of fighting there killed more than 40 people. it was the latest in a series of rebel strongholds to fall. opposition groups also repor
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Mar 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
frontrunner mitt romney picked up new endorsements from conservative leaders. they included utah senator mike lee and california congressman kevin mccarthy. they urged the party to unite behind romney. but rick santorum insisted he had no plans to step aside after winning saturday's primary in louisiana. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we turn to the international summit to reduce nuclear weapons and stop the spread of nuclear material. the venue as much as the agenda has set the tone as 50 world leaders gathered in seoul, south korea, just days before the summit began, north korea, which may have at least a half dozen nuclear weapons, announced a missile test. it insisted it was to launch a satellite. in response, president obama reinforceed a u.s. commitment to south korea. visiting the heavily fortified demilitarized zone with nearly 30,000 american troops stationed nearby. >> the contrast between south korea and north korea could not be clearer. could not be starker. >> woodruff: he chastised the government of kim jong un the new
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